Solved Compaq presario flickers and yellow

July 24, 2013 at 02:45:30
Specs: Windows 7
Every time I use my pc (compaq presario CQ5307uk) the screen flickers; today it started to flicker and intermittently turn yellow. I've changed monitors but the problem remains.
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#1
July 24, 2013 at 03:09:08
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Since changing the monitor has not resolved the problem it's possible that the graphics adapter inside the PC case is faulty and will have to be replaced.

If the existing graphics adapter is an integrated "on board" type it cannot be replaced but you can install a PCI Express x16 graphics card that fits into the PCI Express x16 slot which I know your model has.


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#2
July 24, 2013 at 03:15:23
Thanks Phil.

How do I establish whether or not it's an on board type? And, if it is, how do you install a PCI Express x16 graphics card?

(software/hardware-dunce)


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#3
July 24, 2013 at 03:48:20
Did u swap the VGA data cable?
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#4
July 24, 2013 at 08:58:37
How do I establish whether or not it's an on board type?

If the computer has never had a dedicated graphics card installed since it left the factory, you can usually assume that it has an on-board graphics adapter.

To confirm this, open up the case and look where the VGA cable plugs in.
If there isn't a removable card at that location that fits in a slot, the adapter is an on-board type.

Fitting a graphics card is straightforward enough - I fitted one this morning, though I've done it many times in the past. So-called "low end" cards which are just basic non-gaming cards are especially easy to install since they get their power via the slot, with no additional power cables or connectors required.

This tutorial should help you through it:
http://www.wikihow.com/Install-a-Gr...


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#5
July 24, 2013 at 09:16:43
Thanks Kuwese and Phil.

Am looking into suggested solutions and will post outcome.


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